Our Newlywed Experience

Within the Body of Christ


Daily receiving life and grace from His constant hand:

"I said to the Lord, 'Thou art my Lord;

I have no good besides Thee.'" Ps 16:2


Monday, May 9, 2011

My Beautiful Mama

How cute is mommy?

LOVE the retro uniforms

This guy's face cracks me up...
Mommy did some modelling for a department store :)

At Gran's house in Raleigh (?)
I think she looks a lot like me here ;)

Mommy is so cute!!!
I don't know what this was for, prob should've gotten the story
I just think she looks pretty

Mama and Aunt Neene - don't they look like twins?!?
Mama and Gran's Sister - Aunt Jan
Aren't Mama's pants adorable?! I want some!

Mama and my cousin Wes
(who is all grown up with a wife and three lil stinkers that you can meet here)
Graduation

I love this picture
And her corsage is so sweet :)
Grand Cayman!!! Circa 1982
This is Hurley Merrin's boat, a good family friend and the owner/founder of the Hurley grocery stores in Cayman
You can check out his store here. Can't wait to go there this summer!

Ahhh, London House, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, British West Indies
Grandma and Grandpa lived here in the 80's
And I'm pretty sure you can still dive around the shipwreck in the background
Ice Cream! Haha, Mama is so CUTE!

Daddy came down to the islands to ask if he could marry Mama :)
Grandma and Grandpa lived in Bodden Town, Grand Cayman at the time
Now a days we always stay in Bodden Town when we go back-
Wish I could find that old Cayman album to share more stories!!!
Mommy and Daddy's Wedding Day!!! :D
This photo is so precious... They both look so beautiful and happy
I have  photo of Mommy getting me ready on my wedding day too that reminds me of this
Mommy is so beautiful!
The girl on the right is my older half sister Carmen and the girl on the right is... Daddy's college baseball coach's daughter (may need to confirm this with mama)

God has blessed me more than I'll ever understand with such wonderful parents - It's really overwhelming

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Always a Mother, Always a Friend

Mother’s Day Weekend.


Wonderful times with wonderful people.

In case it’s not obvious, I adore my mother. I always have.

What has been neat to watch over the years is, though she will always be ‘Mama,’ how much of a best friend she has become to me.

The Mother’s Day card I got Mama put it perfectly for me.

“Always a Mother…

Someone who cares for you and about you all through your life,

Someone whose guidance you value, concern, you appreciate, love you depend on.

Always a Friend…

Someone to laugh with and share things with,

Someone you can count on to help you, back you up, and never let you down.

Thank you, Mom, for being a wonderful mother

And the very best kind of friend.”

There are always fun times when I’m with her, when our family is together:

Alarm = Off. Sleep In. Poolside. Sunshine. Strawberry Farm. Yorkies. Iced Tea. The Temptations. Swimsuit. Laughter. Loved Ones. Magnolia Blossoms. Bronze Tans. Tomato Basil Sandwiches. Puppy Kisses. Fresh Spring Air. Bouquets. Long Walks. Strawberry Shortcake. Family. Old Photos. Countryside Runs. Wild Honeysuckle. Grilled Steak and Shrimp. Crackling Campfire. Colorful Sunsets.

I love you Mama :)